Friday, May 30, 2008

The "Neighborhood Electric Vehicle"

Short post here just to mention how the US Federal law includes a new vehicle category, the "Neighborhood Electric Vehicle", to encourage the use of zero-emission vehicles for inner-city use:

Smaller than traditional cars, they are still required to have automotive grade headlights, seatbelts, windshields, brakes and other safety equipment. With a top speed of 25 MPH, the cars can only be used on streets with a posted 35 MPH speed limit. Check out the section on “Commute Cars”. Given the price of gasoline, having a stable of different vehicles for different uses sounds more and more reasonable.

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